• BillyStevenson

    Watched by BillyStevenson 02 Oct, 2014

    Michael Winterbottom’s most controversial film is about a British glaciologist (Kieran O’Brien) and an American exchange student (Margo Stilley) who meet at a concert in London and embark on a passionate sexual love affair, which seems to reach its most transcendent peaks after they immerse themselves in live music. Cutting between real, explicit sex and a snapshot of indie rock as it stood in 2004 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Von Bondies, Elbow, Primal Scream, The Dandy Warhols, Super…

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  • Bro Quay with a 'Z'

    Added by Bro Quay with a 'Z'

    I remember in high school, this being reviewed as "indie porn." This review came from a teenager with pink hair. I wish to come off here as anti-semetic. Might watch Tootsie tonight. Thank you.

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  • Adam Cadre

    ★★ Watched by Adam Cadre 29 Apr, 2005

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  • Andrew Willis

    ★★ Watched by Andrew Willis 18 Jul, 2011

    Directed by a Year in Film favorite, Michael Winterbottom, 9 Songs is an attempt at presenting a relationship through hardcore sex scenes, London underground rock music concerts and Antartica exploration.

    This is the story of Matt and Lisa. They meet at a concert. They have wild and passionate sex (in full view). They go to more concerts. Matt studies Antarctica. They go to more concerts and they have more sex. That is really all there is to this movie. It…

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  • Bruno_Lisboa

    ★★★ Added by Bruno_Lisboa

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Barnaby Walter

    ★★ Rewatched by Barnaby Walter 03 Aug, 2014

    An interesting idea becomes a boring and repetative mixture of sex and music.

    A note on the viewing: Viewed in SD from StudioCanal's DVD, upscaled to High Definition. The image on the disc is very strong.

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  • sailordanae

    ★½ Watched by sailordanae 31 Jul, 2014

    Your enjoyment of this film will be predicated on one of two things: First, do you like modern indie rock? If so, other reviews say this has a great soundtrack. This style of music isn't to my taste, and the only way I recognize the names is from my co-workers (except Michael Nyman), but the music and concert scenes are best thing in the film.

    Second, do you want to watch two ordinary people have really explicit sex? As in,…

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  • theNomad

    ★★ Watched by theNomad 07 Jul, 2014

    “Antarctica is the planets memory. A memory to a time before there were people.”
    - Matt (Kieran O'Brien)

    ..:: The Joy of Unsimulated Sex ::..
    Michael Winterbottom captures
    O'Brien and Stilley f@*king on film,
    Von Bondies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Elbow,
    Icecaps and other glaciology shit,
    Narcotic abuse,
    Goldfrapp, Dandy Warhols, Super Furry Animal,

    Oral sex and masturbation...
    No redeeming value or

    Unique experience ? I wasn't sure, at least we got to see
    Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand and Michael…

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  • Dan Slevin

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Dan Slevin 21 Jun, 2014

    Interesting, honest, brave.

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  • Elias Elias

    ½ Added by Elias Elias

    This is just a porn movie with a great soundtrack...

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  • Balu

    Watched by Balu 01 May, 2014

    The movie is quite simple really:
    Song...
    Sex....
    Song...
    "Take me!"....
    Song......
    More heavy breathing...
    that's all it is about

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  • Nicolas

    ½ Added by Nicolas

    CAPSULE REVIEW: I don't think you can make an artful pornographic movie. Sure, the level of sleaze and unabashed misogyny is absent in "9 Songs", but it is still a pornographic movie. And worst of all; it's boring, boring, boring. Revolving around the music of some listenable and some non-listenable Brit-rock, "9 Songs" schtick gets tiresome soon. Michael Winterbottom is a solid director and he isn't afraid trying on mild experiments but this is a dud that actually had to see in installments.

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